Christopher LaMarca had his directorial debut with two documentary films in 2016. Boone premiered at SXSW in the Visions section; The Pearl premiered at TRUE/FALSE and won the Grand Jury prize at the Dallas International Film Festival. He was named one of the 25 New Faces of Independent Film by Filmmaker Magazine in 2014 and is a Sundance Institute Edit and Story lab film fellow. As a photographer, Christopher contributes to Rollingstone magazine, GQ and Mother Jones among others. His monograph Forest Defenders: The Confrontational American Landscape was published by pOwerhouse books. His work has been exhibited at the International Center of Photography’s Triennial Exhibition Ecotopia and included in publications such as Aperture and American Photography.

DOCUMENTARY FEATURE FILMS

THE PEARL: Co-director and cinematographer; Executive produced by Impact Partners and supported by the Sundance Institute, Ford Foundation, The Filmmaker Fund, NY State Council of the Arts, and Chicken and Egg among others.

BOONE: Director and cinematographer; In association with Pulse Films, supported by IFP and Film Independent.

AWARDS and RECOGNITION

2016: Grand Jury Prize Best Documentary Dallas International Film Festival
2015: Sundance Institute: Grant for Documentary Post Production
2014: '25 New Faces of Independent Film' Filmmaker magazine
2014: New York State Council of the Arts
2014: Sundance institute: Grant for Documentary Production
2013: Sundance Institute: Grant for Documentary Development
2013: Chicken and Egg: Grant for Documentary Production
2012: Film Independent: Documentary Film Lab recipient
2012: American Photography 28
2011: PDN Annual
2007: Alicia Patterson Fellowship Finalist
2006: PDN Top Thirty emerging photographers
2006: NPPA Best of Photojournalism: 2nd place, Environmental Stories

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

2014: Unseen Photo festival, FOAM Photography Museum, Amsterdam
2013: The ZKM: Center for Art and Media Karlsruch, Germany
2012: Lishui photo festival, China
2009: New York Photo Festival
2007: Natural World Museum, San Francisco City Hall
2006: International Center of Photography Triennial, Ecotopia

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

2015: Bulli Love, Edwin Baaske
2015: Global Activism: Art and Conflict in the 21st Century, ZKM
2008: Monograph Forest Defenders: The Confrontational American Landscape, pH books
2007: Light and Lens: Photography in the Digital Age., Elsevier' s Focal Press
2006: Ecotopia: the second ICP triennial of photography and video, Steidl Press Aperture, Fall issue